SAN MARCOS, Texas — The city of San Marcos announced firefighters recovered three bodies Sunday morning from the rubble of an apartment complex fire.
The fire started at about 5 a.m. Friday at the Iconic Village Apartments at 222 Ransay Street, engulfing one building and moving to a second building. The fire then spread to the nearby Vintage Pad Apartments.
Five people were unaccounted for at the time. They were identified as James Miranda, Haley Frizzell, Belinda Moats, David Ortiz, and Dru Estes.
Frazzell is presumed dead.
Her brother, Brian, who was also attending Texas State and lived with Haley, wrote on her Facebook wall:
“My sweet, sweet little sister, Haley Frizzell, my best friend in the world, the best person I know, is no longer with us. Thank you all for your care and support, but my family and I would like for everyone to respect our privacy and pray for and send good thoughts to Zachary Sutterfield. We love him. I love and miss my sister. There will be no more updates, please don’t ask for any. There are no words."
Sutterfield was burned over 70 percent of his body and suffered a brain injury, according to San Angelo LIVE!. He was transferred to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
Five others suffered non life-threatening injuries.
A press conference is scheduled for Monday to provide an update on the fire operations and ongoing investigation.